I've read a lot of the comments which much make for improvements as generally this race gets better every year.
It is agreed that the start is very narrow and with the race numbers getting bigger every year it is only going to cause more of a issue so I believe a staggered start will make it easier, the Manchester 10 is an amazing race and the aim needs to be to make Liverpool as big.
And let's be honest barring the elite (say 5% of the field) we've all done it and had delusions of Farah and Radcliffe when insisting on starting behind the club runners and running down the middle of the road which created bunching but I've never been in a race without it happening so we need to understand it may slow us down a bit but your not gonna make the olympic team now anyway !
So if you are really serious get there early and get near the front and if you notice lots of people going past you run down the side of the road these two things would make the race more enjoyable for everybody.
I believe everybody is very happy with the tech shirt as to have something you can will use for training is great and who really wanted a load of leaflets and a teabag
Thank you to everybody involved, all the smiling faces, the claps, the cheers and especially to the guy who stopped when I fell at 12 miles to see if I was ok, that was want sums the race up for me
I would like to wish everybody on here the best of luck and a big thank you to Alan and the team for all their efforts, also anybody supporting you really are appreciated and do give that extra push we sometimes need.
The anxiety is tough as I've been tapering and it seems ages ago since I did a really long run so now I'm wondering if I can do it. In addition to this I had my first marathon nightmare, literally, I dreamt I went the wrong way on the course and got lost!
Thanks you for the replies regarding fluids intake, it took my ages to find the responses can't believe how many people use this forum.
I changed this week and used a gel that didn't need water, it was ok but I intend on hiding bottles next week and hopefully they will still be there !
Its good to see people so involved and great for the city to have an event like this, I will attached a link in a further post to get an intro 25% off at Gusto in the Albert Dock (the finish) and 20% off everytime you use it.
Bit new to all this and am currently in training for October, just did 27km on Saturday but didn't take any fluids on board during it, which I guess from just joining this tread is a bad thing.
How do you get round this as I can't see myself carrying a bottle and don't really fancy the bum bag (sorry Ickle legs), how often and how much fluid should I be taking on and any tips for what to eat after and when to aid recovery.
I'm prepared to have a go at this, I did the Bupa Manchester this year and it was fabulous, staggered starts not overcrowded, well organised and you got your result as a nike+ which you could compare against your friends. It was my fourth time and after the previous 3 I swore i wouldn't do it again but a friend got injured so i did it for free and was very pleased I did.